University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Master of Public Health and Public Administration

The School of Public and Community Health Sciences and the Department of Public Administration and Policy offer an online 42 credit Master of Public Health and Public Administration (MPAPH).

This degree will allow students to complete core classes in their respective discipline (Public Administration or Public Health) required for national accreditation competencies while specializing in public administration/nonprofit or health.  Students that graduate with the Master of Public Health and Public Administration will be prepared for leadership roles within government agencies, community healthcare settings, and non-profit organizations. 


Required Courses42
Total Hours42

Degree Specific Credits: 42

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Note: Students must complete 21 credits in Public Health and 21 credits in Public Administration. 


Complete all of the following Public Health courses:
PUBH 510Intro to Epidemiology3
PUBH 520Fundamentals of Biostatistics3
PUBH 540Social & Behavioral Science in Public Health3
PUBH 560Environmental & Rural Health3
PUBH 594Professional Paper/ILE3
PUBH 595Practicum3
Complete all of the following Public Administration courses:
PUAD 501Public Administration3
PUAD 503Policy Analysis3
PUAD 504Organization Theory3
PUAD 505Budgeting & Finance3
PUAD 506MPA Applied Research Methods3
PUAD 522Human Resource Management3
Complete one of the following Ethics courses:
PUAD 561Ethics in Public Administratio3
or PUBH 570 Ethical Issues in Public Health
Depending on the Ethics course chosen, complete an additional 3-credit class in the other area of study. For example, if PUAD 561 is completed, then the student must choose a PUBH course. Students must have 21 credits from each area.3
Total Hours42

Minimum Required Grade: C